Tuesday 29 June 2010

Gorjuss in Pink

I have not inked this little girl up in ages so I thought it was time to rectify the matter. The papers are basic grey sugared and the flowers are prima and woc. The pearls are from secret crafter and the ribbon is stash.

challenges -
*sugar bowl - sketch
*basic grey - photo inspriation
*allsorts - embossing (flowers)
*CCT - reycle the ribbon is originally from a box of chocolates.

I was honored today to receive an eamil from dotcomgiftshop to say I had made their top 101 blogs - thank you so much xxx

My daily recommend. This is a new feature where I want to share with you some wonderful blogs that I have found hopping. I think that now we rely on blogrolls we tend to miss talent out there that other people recommended. So from now on, on each post I will be recommending someone for you to visit and I hope that you will all adopt this too.

Today it is Angie from Potter's Paper Paradise. I just love her work with sweetpea stamps.

hugs all xxx

Saturday 26 June 2010

Secret Crafter DT Card - Strwaberries and Cream

I was luck enough to choose the theme this week on Secret Crafter and I choose Strawberries and cream as it is wimbledon fortnight. Instead of choosing an image that depicted a strawberry I thought I would use the colour scheme to highlight products that can be brought from Secret Crafter. The papers are a mix of basic grey papers from different packs and I have coloured the Sarah Kay image in distressed inks. I do hope that you like it and will join us this week x

Friday 25 June 2010

Another Sweet pea card!

Would you believe this is taken in daylight? The sparkle dots and the glitter on the flowers doesn't really show at all :( The image is a rak of Cathy I think it is called September something! I have used one of my favourite Basic Grey Pads called infuse for the papers aren't they just gorgeous? The image of course coloured in copics.

Challenges all linked on sidebar

*papertake weekly sketch
*everybody art - green and pink
*simon says birthday - intended as a birthday card

Wednesday 23 June 2010

ABC Design Team Card X is for Xtra Dimension


We are at X in the alphabet can you believe it! We are looking for an extra dimension to your card. I have decided to make a pull out card. The three images are sweetpea, I need to learn all their names! They have been coloured in copics. The papers are basic grey Mellow, I am so so upset that this pad has been disontinued as it is lush, if you ever find any please buy it for me. I kept the embellishments to simple pearls in each corner and three on the main card and faux stitched it. I hope you like.

challenges -
Basic Grey - Brown, turquois and cream
sweetpea stampers - faux stitching

Saturday 19 June 2010

Pink Shabby Magnolia

I am enjoying a crafting weekend at Cathy's and here is one card that I have made today. It fits the following challenges.
  • Papertake weekly - ice cream flavours - neopoliatain
  • Charisma - Bling - all the papers are edged with stickles
  • Just Magnolia - in the garden
  • Totally gorjuss - sugar and spice
  • Friday Sketchers - Sketch
The image is coloured in distressed inks and the papers are an old papermania pack I found in Cathy's stash - yes I have been allowed to play, but my bag is being searched before I get on the train to go home!

Secret Crafter DT Card - Anniversary/Wedding

It is my 9th Wedding Anniversary on the 30th so this challenge on Secret Crafter was fab for me. I have used three magnolia stamps coloured in copics on DCWV once upon a time paper. Do check out the other design teams work and also remember the secret crafter friday freebie.

Materials Used -

Magnolia - Captain Edwin, Princess Tilda and Castle Background



Die Cuts With a View - Once upon a time stack

Flowers - stash
Glitter Glue

Spellbinders - Labels 2

Friday 18 June 2010

Stamping for the weekend - guest dt card

There is a beautiful sketch over on Stamping for the Weekend which my ABC Pals Sandie and Jan run. I was asked to guest designthis week and here is my card. I have used one of my new sweetpea stamps and coloured her in copics and mounted her onto Laura Ashley creamy yellow and blue paper, which unfortunately does not show well in this light. The flowers are wild orchard crafts - just noticed the sentiment looks wonky eek!!!!

Thursday 17 June 2010

Secret Crafter Jake the Footballer in Red

I decided to use Jake the footballer from the SecretCrafter Collection for this fathers day card, quite appropiate as the world cup is on! I choose red as it is Edward's favourite colour and is also Manchester United's strip and my Dad's favourite team. The papers are basic grey, don't know what pads as I got them out of my red draw. There is a little shrink plastic footballer on here too.

  • My time to craft - Xtra Special - someone special, my Dad is special
  • Stampavie and more - sketch
  • Creative Inspirations - one for the boys
  • crafts and me - friends and family
  • totally gorjuss - for the boys

Wednesday 16 June 2010

What is on your Work Desk Wednesday

Ok we have the new Sweetpea Stamps which I am easy mounting and cutting out. I have my tilda pirate and secret crafter football stamped up images ready to colour. I have some image spre coloured and some to colour, some basic grey papers and stamping inks. The draws contain my Wild Orchard Craft flowers in colour order - sad or what!

So what is on your desk, click here to join in x

Monday 14 June 2010

Sweetpea - Christmas card - Merry Season

Just a quick post as off to collect the boys from nursery and preschool. I have used my new Merry Season stamp which I brought when I thought I was going to join a design team, until they changed their minds after inviting me. I have coloured her in distressed inks and mounted onto my neglected wassill basic grey pad.

challenges -

Sketch and Stash - sketch
Allsorts - lace
Stamp with fun - fairytale
Sweetpea - Anything goes

I hope you like x

Sunday 13 June 2010

ABC Design team card W is for Weather

This is the card I made my husband for his birthday! The tag reads rain or shine i will always love you. I have coloured the hanglar image (rak of Heidi) in distressed inks and added gloss glaze to make it look wet. The papers are a mixture of basic grey.

I was hoping to announce a new dt position I was invited to join but I have got back from holiday to receive an email saying they no longer want me, they have changed their minds which hurts as I had just brought more stamps to be able to join them. I have also had more nasty annonymous comments. I am very unhappy about all this, I am certain that there is someone out there making trouble for me and I am not impressed with their behaviour. I am therefore leaving comment moderation on for the forseeable future.

Stamping for the weekend - guest dt card

The wonderful Jan and Sandie asked me to guest design for them, how could I say no! Here is the card that I created for them on the theme of Summer and travel. I choose to make a scene showing two girls out collecting flowers on a summers day. The stamps are of course magnolia and have been coloured in distressed inks and flower soft added tot he bouquets of lilacs. I do hope you like and join in their challenge.

Friday 4 June 2010

Family time

Hi guys,

I am taking a little over a week out from blogging to have some family time, sorry not been around much as my husbands birthday and the kids are on holiday. Just need a little breather, if that is ok with everyone.

Any posts will be published on my return and moderation of comments are on as I have received some ones that have been unpleasant of late.

Hugs xxx

Wednesday 2 June 2010

One Sweetpea card and two cards by my little drummer boys

This first card is by me, lol! I have used copics to colour in my sweetpea image then used the last sheet (sob) of the Eva pad, I love this pasley pattern. The flowers are prima and the brads and spacer are from hobby house. I followed the sketch on lili of the valley so I am entering it for that and also totally gorjuss which is wings.
This is the card Henry made for Daddy. All I did was cut the backing paper. The image was a rak ages ago from Samantha at Penrith crafts. Coloured in watercolour pencils without the water and then he was going to add glitterglue but the tops came off so he wiped it all over the paper lol. The buttons then did not need to be glued on individually!!! He even turned the handle on the cuttlebug not bad for a 2 year old. He is entering it into Simon Says male card.
This is Edwards card. He choose the sheet of Bobunny paper himself from Hobbycraft and then choose the image going through all my magnolia stamps. He is coloured in red as red is Ed's favourite colour, even the glue to stick the buttons on is my red glitterglue not that you can tell!!! I only stamped the image and cut the backing paper the rest he did himself (I don't want to let a just 4 year old loose with my guilotine, didn't think husband would like to spend his birthday in casulty.) He wants to enter it into Just Magnolia bright colours and Simon Says challenges.

Thank you to anyone whom leaves comments for them, they do check and make me continually read them to them!!!

Tuesday 1 June 2010

DT Card Secret Crafter - Old fashioned girl

It is day two of the new release from secret crafter. Today I am showing you Old fashioned girl. Isn't she lovely sitting there with the kitten on her lap.

copics used - e42 e50 e51 e01 e000 e57 e35 b39 100 w1
papers - basic grey boxer
other materials - martha stewart punch, the green panel is embossed wiht ht ecuttlebug victoria folder, flowers woc, navy blue card candy, nesties small and large ovals.

challenges -
truely scrumptous - sketch and embossing
craft - blue and green